tv Senator Bob Dole New Hampshire Campaign CSPAN February 18, 2016 9:30pm-10:26pm EST
in order right now i think that while the government is not the only cause of inflation, obviously, it's the biggest cause of inflation. i think president carter let that animal out of the cage. the animal of excessive government spending, which has stimulated an increase in the rate of inflation. when jerry ford was president in the final quarter of his administration, the final three months, inflation was at less than 5% we are year. it's now running at more than 13% per year. i think the second thing is to have a frugal and careful scrutiny of federal accounts to make sure we hold the rate of increase of federal spending at least down to more modest levels. the third thing we have to do is to try to increase productivity in this country. we rank dead last of the ten great industrial nations o of the west in the rate of increase and productivity. what that means is we no longer compete with japan and other
countries. we're losing jobs. we're losing our competitive advantage. to do that it requires a number of things. a an adjustment to the tax code to reinstill the incentive to save for the average citizen. to invest, to install new plant and equipment to create new jobs. you have to reduce the burden of paperwork of regulation in this nation. . i'd like to see us make a distinction between reporting requirements to the agencies o of the federal government for small business versus big business. small business being suffocated. all of these things are component parts of a complex question that is how do you control inflation, how do you reduce the cost of living or the increase in the nation. i will not stand here, i will not sit here and say as president there's a magic wand that you can waved. it will take all of these things plus much more to get our house
back in order. >> thank you for being with us on election '80. i think we're going through or we're on the cusp of a progressive revolution. bernie sanders and hillary clinton both of them are progressives. one of them is going to be the next president, i believe. and so now it's a good time to take stock and see how did this guy do that we thought was a real progressive. how did he do and what can e we learn from that experience as we move to the next administration. >> sunday night on q&a, radio talk show host bill press talks about his book "buyer's remorse", which takes a critical look at the obama presidency. bernie sanders recently spoke out in favor of the book. >> the blurb does not endorse the book. it repeats a point he made, which is twofold. we need a political revolution
and that's his phrase and that political revolution means that the progressives have to really keep the pressure on the next president whom we hope will be a democrat and progressive to really stick u to the progressive agenda and follow it through and not compromise it away. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's q&a. each week until the 2016 presidential election "american history tv" brings you coverage of past presidential races. next on road to the white house rewind, we look back to the 1996 campaign and republican bob dole in new hampshire. the kansas senator visits three towns and makes stops in a diner, general store and private home. . at this point in electoral history, no republican candidate since 1952 had gone on to win the white house without first taking the new hampshire primary.
>> i went back. he's doing a good job over there. >> alife and well funded. is that right? >> very much so. >> some of the restrictions being talked about would hamstring what needs to be done on behalf of that society. being talked about of the representation as people from other segments of society who can pay for it out of their pockets. i just think a level playing field is called for. whatever you can do to please support it. as ardently as you can. >> i think they have some
do you all live right here in the area? >> we're all neighbors. >> have a good day. >> you too. >> take it easy. >> we're working on it. i'm going to need tons. >> we do get to sit down. >> are you going to get a muffin? >> look at this. >> he works for the american red cross here. >> i work for the blood services. we're 80% there with the new system. got 20% to go. that's great. thanks for all you do. hold the fort until you get
back. >> this is my faufvorite. you can't get patties anymore. they are all links. >> we close at 2:00 on sundays. >> by the time the line is ready it has to be 6:00. >> this is typical mom and pop operation. >> in a line. you have the same busy lunch. >> yeah. >> we have a lot of repeats. >> that's the basis of the business. >> we got our feet on the
ground. >> you're in louden. >> long before the racetrack. >> you have lost somewhere else. . >> you'll be around the state all day and boston tonight. >> you have a great team you split them up. >> she does the work and he counts the money. . >> we had the senator with a white apron. and a spatula in his hand flipping over a couple eggs. >> did you lose anybody? >> how many did you drop on the floor. >> he did a great job. >> we have better ideas for you. >> actually everybody wanted the
eggs he turned over. >> that is funny. >> a couple eggs. >> which is good news for us. >> i did too. breakfast is my favorite. >> i had an egg beeter omelet. >> other things to catch up. >> did you do the treadmill last night? >> no, i went to bed at 10:00. >> days get long. >> we have been up real late the night before. . we didn't get out of session until after 11:00. >> to be honest, i was there last night.
>> i don't know how many good days you have every day. >> would you like breakfast? >> i'm fine. that was wonderful. thanks so much. >> i love the patties. i really do. >> they are good. . >> we have so many. >> i'm not sure what the difference is. but in my mind there's a difference. . >> following his visit to the egg shell restaurant, senator dole traveled ten miles west
making two stops in the area. >> you know how to dress up here. you're ready for this. this white stuff is beautiful. >> thank you, senator dole, for helping our ski season. >> i make it to boston and i'm all right. going to raise a little money. >> do you have a camera? >> you were in the army together right here. >> we'll make sure you'ékj get . >> i'll remember that. >> i think so.
own stuff. >>fantastic. >> she makes everything back here. >> what are you making back there? >> breads and rolls. >> nice to see you. you make all your own stuff? >> yep. >> donuts too? >> yes, they are right up front. >> who is this young man? >> this is robert. >> that's my name. they call me bob. they call you bob or robert. >> they will call you bob later on. >> i was bobby jo. >> but our parents always call me. >> you have a big store. you know bill. >> anything they knock over you have to buy. we'll give you a little push into the wine cellar.
>> how you doing? >> good, how are you doing? >> this is my home. >> this is your day off today? >> we never get a day off. >> really? >> farmers work sundays. >> even in an orchard? >> we've got christmas trees and winterizing equipment. >> you do any of this kind of thing? >> no, this we fly in from the ottoman society.
>> where's mike. >> i think i heard that already. >> it's all very nice. they're all different. >> how are you? >> is this the neighborhood here? your neighborhood? nice to see you. what's your name? >> tony. >> hi, how are you? >> i'm a neighbor, too. i live up the street. >> well, nice to see you. do a little shopping in here from time to time? >> sure. i don't buy my cider anywhere else.
it's the best there is. it reminds me when i was a kid and they used to press it by hand. great cider. >> got enough money? good to see you. thanks for coming out. oh, yeah. >> tim took one last night. >> that's great, i appreciate it. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for coming last night, too. we appreciate it. >> is this your son? >> this is congressman dole. >> saw your mom and dad last night. >> he's very interested and tuned into the issue. >> how old are you? >> you're about the right age then. >> we were talking about you last night. you know that?
>> you got to vote in school one of these days, too. got to give you my campaign pitch. thanks a lot. >> thank you. >> going to hit the slopes this year? >> are we this way? >> you're watching "road to the white house." >> i would like that. >> can we get a picture with all these guys? >> oh, sure. >> i would like to introduce you to our congressman bill zelif. he's been working long and hard on senator dole's campaign. he's there every monday and
sometimes cantankerous meetings getting the job done for senator dole. >> you are our future and that's what this fight is all about. i just want to say we're very lucky in the republican party to have so many wonderful candidates running for president, willing to put their lives on the line for the future of their country, do what they believe is right. i pick the person that represents you the best. our kids, my grandchildren, we have a christening horm in pittsburgh. i'm excited, our third grandchild, that's what we're all doing this for. and i would just like to say with bob and elizabeth dole, i find two of the most outstanding
people i have ever met. bob dole in terms of his experience, i have seen him in terms of crisis, in terms of situations that are facing our country. doing his homework, his hand on the wheel. the guy i have tremendous respect for, bob dole. >> thank you. just introduced you. >> i'm glad senator dole is here. really glad.
>> a lot of my friends here from 1988, i appreciate that very much. and a lot of people who i have said, probably some uncommitted, some came to the wrong meeting. they always want to show up at the wrong meeting, but we're happy to have anybody here today. i've only met one person that didn't like the snow up here this morning earlier who didn't care much for snow. but she accepts it. she lived here 45 years she told me. so i want to say very quickly that i think we have an opportunity in '96 to send bill clinton back to arkansas. i say that charitably, i don't mean to be critical. this is what this is all about. it's about competition. it's all about ideas. it's all about your children, your family, your business.
i heard the presence say a time or to and also mrs. clinton a time or two on television. you never knew it could be like this in washington. they come from a one-party environment where arkansas, they tolerate republicans that's about the limit. they have four or five in the senate, eight or ten in the house. but it's much, much different in the congress of the united states. i think president clinton has found out certainly it must have been a shock after the '94 election when he never had an opportunity to work with an opposition congress or legislative body to wake up after the election and find out we had taken house and the senate back. there's only one thing missing that makes all these changes happen, and that is to change the white house. somebody who will sign welfare reform, somebody who will sign tax cuts for families with children. somebody who believes in a balanced budget, a real balanced budget using what we call congressional numbers, not white house numbers. because there's about a $500
billion difference there if you use different numbers. and above all to balance the budget in seven year, preserve medicare and do all these things. to get more power back to the states, back to the legislature here, back to the people. if you take out the tenth amendment of the constitution, it's only 28 words in length. what it says in essence is the power is not reserved to the federal government. it belongs to the states and to the people. that's what this campaign is all about. it's not about bob dole, it's not able bill clon ton, it's about america, about you, about your future, about these young people right here. better than we've had because of technology and all the good things that are happening.
i think she's over. so a lot of people, i don't want them to succeed obviously. we're not friends. we'll be friends after it's over. i said jokingly i'll try to find a place for most of them in my administration. phil graham says i've got a running mate in every state. i don't have one in texas, don't worry about that. but in any event new hampshire is very important.
you've got a big saying what happened because a lot of later states are never going to get to vote in the primary. it's going to be over in my view in late march or early april. states like nebraska and new jersey andle lgtsz r7b8gnew mex kansas. i may be wrong, but i don't think so. it doubles your responsibility or triples or quadruples your responsibility as voters in new hampshire. i would say finally before i submit to questions, you just have to ask yourself, who do you want making decisions for you that affect your lives or your children's lives, your parents, your grandparents, whatever. who do you want providing the leadership from the white house? who do you want making those decisions? and i would say as modestly as i can, i believe i've been able to
make the tough decisions. i know i have the experience. i'm not intimidated about what i'm set out to do in running for the presidency. i believe i would do an outstanding job for america and that's what it's all about. the pressure on the budget, balance the budget,s balance the budget in seven years. my first act when i become president of the united states will be to support the seven-year path, send a budget that will continue the seven year balanced budget path republicans responded on. a week from friday will be almost near the end. so thank you for your support. if you haven't made up your minds.
anyone have any questions? any questions? i'm not in new hampshire. you've got a question? >> bosnia was different from the folks on the republican side running against you. and i wondered if you could explain how you came to that decision and what motivated you to do that, the support that you're giving to the troops. >> i knew when they started having meetings in dayton when the president finally got active in the bosnian policy, which we had criticized him for being inactive for about 30 months. we voted in overwhelming numbers, democrats and republicans, to lift the arms embargo and let these people defend themselves. had that happened we wouldn't be talking about american troops. the president rejected that repeatedly. i led the effort with joe lieberman, a democrat from connecticut. we had up to 69 votes was the high water mark and the house had overwhelming votes.
we should have done it a year ago or two years ago. i've also followed the bush administration and their bosnian policy. yugoslav didn't have any policy. we sort of got dragged into this. the president promised if we had a piece, he would send 25,000 americans. he made that commitment for america, then you bring the leaders over here in these different countries and they go to dayton and they put together what i think is a flawed agreement. but they all initially are going to sign it next week in paris. the president again says, it's by implication, in fact, it's direct. the secretary of the state and secretary holbrooke that if you sign on to this agreement, americans will participate, otherwise they wouldn't have signed the agreement. now, the agreement has been made, the decision has been made. the troops are on the way. we have one choice. if you're going to support the american forces -- and i said yes, and i said yes early because i knew they were going
to go. once the agreement is signed next thursday, i guess it will be, a week from thursday, there will be thousands. they're will be poised to go into bosnia. and i have a very strong and long held feeling about supporting americans in uniform, particularly when they're on foreign soil and in harm's way. do i agree with president clinton? no. i don't agree with his policy or his decision. but he made the decision hrk he's a commander-in-chief, a president of the united states. america's credibility is on the line. we are part of nato. we have a responsibility to nato. and on tuesday or wednesday of this next week we'll have three votes. we'll first vote on cutting off funds, which is a bill coming over to the house. that will fail. it should fail because we have troops on the ground. we don't want to cut off funding for those americans who are there. second, there will be a vote in essence that says we do not agree with the president's decision to deploy troops, a.
b, we support the troops who are going to be there. that will be passed. and then my version would be to in effect support the troops and have an exit policy to indicate that we need to take the lead to training the bosnians, arming the bosnians so a year from now we can get out of there because i think we'll be stuck there for a long time. as the policy develops, hopefully people will understand my position. i must say, i've listened to a lot of television and listened to a lot of these young men and women saying, you know, this is -- we're in the army, this is our duty. we've been called. i think they need our support. the last thing they need is division. partisan division. we had that in the gulf crisis and i think it was a mistake. i didn't mean that make that such a long answer there. i didn't want to leave anything out. it's serious because there are 20,000 americans involved. >> nebraska else?
>> senator, you took a position yesterday about arming the muslims. if we're going to be there, do you think that might be a dangerous thing to do now that the troops are on the way? >> there are a number of places you can do it. i think we have to provide the leadership. had we provided the leadership the last 30 months, we wouldn't be going over there. and now if we're going to go over there and say we're going to remain -- you know, keep the status quo, a year from now, bosnia is still not going to be able to stand up primarily, who knows, maybe even the croats. if we have -- we made a pledge to these people. they're giving up 49% of their territory. we're telling them you ought to be happy you got half of your country. go home and forget about it, you lost half your country, we're going to be there to help you keep the peace. well, if you can't get them in a position where they can defend themselves, that's why i think we have to take the lead.
does that mean we have to train them? no. we have to provide arms. it means we have to take the lead. we can work that out with other countries. let me say about the balanced budget. we haven't given up on it. nobody's blinked. we drink a rot of black coffee these days to try to stay awake, trying to stay awake long for clinton to make one responsible statement about the budget. he sent us the political document, he even added minimum wage, which is not even a part of the budget. every little constituent group he's out there with medicare, medicaid, minimum wage, whatever. he's trying to touch all the democratic buttons. and let me make one thing very clear -- i think my record about being sensitive and carrying about people just as good as president clinton, whether it's american disabilities act, whether it's stamps, whether it's wic program or school lunch program or medicaid or medicare, we're just as sensitive as the
other party. but we like to save the system to these young people down there may have benefits. it may be a long time before they're going to be eligible. but it's going to happen. and that's the difference. that's the difference. we want to make certain it's around for the next generation and not squandered. we're not spendthrifts. that's the difference. i think we're going to be able to make that point in the '96 campaign. and our goal is to win. not to win the nomination but to win the presidency. and new hampshire is going to be just as important after the -- where new hampshire is after the election, too. i've been up here a lot of times. i've been coming up here for a long time. and we're going to continue that, too. i want to thank our state chairman that's done a great job. i know all the time he he spent weekend, phone calls. he's dpoen an outstanding job. mark and betsy has been standing with me ever since 1987 '88.
signed up mark's mother this morning. and her parents. her parents are undecided. no other question. oh, excuse me. >> the president maintained focus between domestic policies, the same time taking care of continued foreign policy crises? >> how does a president or the president? >> how would use as president? how would any president do that? >> the first thing, you don't go out and tell people in your campaign, don't say it's the economy stupid. we don't worry about foreign policy. president clinton is finding out that foreign policy is very important. he's finding out whether it's bosnia or apparently less than perfect solution in haiti or whether it's somalia. i think you easily keep the focus. you just have to make certain and understand we live in a big
world. we're not going to be able to control it or police it. but something may happen today, something may happen today that's going to have an impact on what's going to happen to us as a nation. and so you have to be alert to that. you have to pick outstanding people in the state department, the defense department, your own advisers. we sort of do that now as a leader. we don't have access to all the classified information. we deal a lot with foreign policy in our present job and also deal with domestic policy. it's not easy. but i almost think it's easier to be president than the majority leader. i have 52 other eagles. i'm the 53rd eagle. ever tried wrapping cranberries at one end with cranberries? trying to keep those 53 together some time. or hanging wall paper with one hand. it's not easy.
you let a few cranberries slip away from you. we only have a 53, you can't lose too many. it's exciting, it's challenging. but i think i can handle the other job. thank you very much. and appreciate it. >> you guys want to come up and get a picture? >> i'll sit down on the step, how's that. >> get behind him and you'll all be the same height. >> do you want to sit rite here? >> get thrown there, bill. smile. don't hide back there.
>> this is going to be a great christmas shot. >> what's your name? what's your name? >> i'm probably the only democrat here. >> my parents were democrat. they have a lot of respect for you. >> i was concerned about the statement of arming muslims. i just don't want to see american troops be put in the crossfi crossfire. we can't take a position. >> we can't be arming bosnia. >> i respect your support, sir. >> i want to give you something that i picked up in london. you notice the date? >> i'll be darn. yeah. >> on the inside, something i don't think you had a chance to read. i know you're a convalescent. i gave it to three other people
ear. >> i'll be darned. is that a reprint? >> i landed may 9 and was able to pick it up that day. >> the campaign in 1980, 198 8, 1996 now. >> this we're going to make it. >> i hope so, i hope so. we're going to work hard anyway. >> met your daughter at gordon humphrey's house. how is she doing? >> oh, doing fine.
i know he had some russian business. used to call me now and then. >> thank you very much. >> he's been quiet. >> thanks for coming. >> thank you. >> i have a note you might want to read sometime in a quiet moment. >> we had you visit us eight years ago. >> i remember that, that's right. >> i would like to be able to try and set something up again to have you stop by there. >> that's your attitude on the nursing home standards? they had a big debate whether it's federal or state. do you exceed the federal standards? >> the problem is we're dually certified, medicaid and medicare. and trying to pass regulations to cut back some of those regulations. >> all the nursing home people tell us, we're going to take care of people, but don't make
us jump through too many hoops. >> they have double standards. they didn't take away the regulations in medicare. they were voting to take away medicaid but not medicare. most are dually certified. we still struggle with a lot of those regulations that were set way back when. when you go back -- >> yeah. i thought we were doing a pretty responsible job. then it got to be politics about nursing homes. >> i spoke to senator greg. >> he does good work. >> like i say, i hope we can get you by the nursing home.
>> for people like myself -- >> that's one of the things clinton suggested. the answer is yes. >> exactly. i think with the escalating cost of education, it's so imperative. >> the federal government -- the same way, how do you get people your age to invest in long-term care? you've got to have someone sitting in there. >> sure, i'll buy it, i'll take it. >> yeah, yeah. >> we'll just mortgage the house, i guess.abev >> we're going to be willing to accept in this budget negotiations. >> education, housing and health.
you ought to be able to have some incentives there. >> how are you? >> very well. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> i mentioned the summer on the boat. >> we'll make it up. working hard, right? >>ing looing good, isn't he? the 6,000 names you have on your rolodex. >> got them right there. you know paula. >> this is my dad. we work with betsy. this is where we do our work. >> thanks for coming. >> one of my questions, you answered it very well. i'm a doctor in town here. what do you think about all of this medicare business? >> well, i think frankly, to be very honest, i think it's a very important program. but what we're doing, we're trying to slow the growth rate from 10% to 7.1 over seven years.
that's not a cut. we're going to go from $4,800 to $7100 per beneficiary for seven years. it's politics for the president. but we're not going to destroy the program. >> i didn't know this was your dad right here. >> that's right. >> thank you for coming. >> senator bob dole was in new hampshire december 9. you've been watching "road to the white house" c-span's weekly look at presidential politics. if you have any questions or comments, please write to us at c-span 400 north capitol street washington, d.c., 20001.
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